Iranian Trade Fair Kicks off

The exclusive fair of Iranian companies and traders was officially opened on Saturday in Basra

Over 60 active companies and 200 traders have participated in the event, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting reported.

On the sidelines of the exhibition the Iranian consul in Basra Mohammad-Reza Bagheban said that, "Iran hopes to double its trade value with Iraq and reach the figure of $8 billion in 2010."

The fair aims at boosting the Iranian investors' presence in the renovation of Iraq.

The event runs until February 26.

( Tehran Times )

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